Dani Plascencia Delgado

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Dani Plascencia Delgado (they/them) is a transfer student from De Anza Community College majoring in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley originally from Eastside San Jose. Prior to transferring, Dani attended De Anza Community College and received their AA in Social and Behavioral Sciences. As a first generation and formerly undocumented student, Dani’s interest in health equity research and grassroots organizing stems from their lived experiences. Additionally, Dani has worked with Promotoras/Community Health Workers in Eastside San Jose with professor, Dr. Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa, in co-creating a training furthering knowledge and assessment of social determinants of health to better meet the needs of the Latinx community in East Side San Jose. 

On campus, Dani is a part of  UC Berkeley’s UndocuAlly committee serving as an undergraduate intern in facilitating a staff training that aids in establishing allyship and understanding of the Undocumented student experience. They are also a part of communities on campus such as NAV CAL, DSP, EOP, and the Transfer Student Center. As a future researcher, educator, and community activist, Dani is interested in finding macro and micro level approaches to improve the health of the undocumented/migrant community and the health policies surrounding inequitable care.  


  • 2x The Leadership Award Scholarship
  • De Anza ADELA Scholarship 
  • Mildred Jordan Scholarship
  • Chicano Latino Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Raices Transfer Scholarship
  • 2x Social Science Research Pathway Scholar 
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar 
  • Stanford Medicine Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEaD) Scholar 
  • Peer Advocate Lead at UCB Transfer Center 
  • College Corps 
  • UCB UndocuAlly Committee 
  • Evolve Ca Internship 
  • Latino Education Advancement Foundation Mentor 
  • Conociendo Nuestra Cultura (CNC) Bi-National Program 
  •  VIDA Leadership and Social Change Certificate  
Research interests: 
Equitable Health Care and Policy, Social Welfare Policy, Latinx Behavioral Health, Community Participatory Research, Transnational Migration, and Undocumented Experience

"NAVCAL as a space has provided me with the confidence, growth, and community to expand my horizons" - Dani, 2023